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March News

21st Annual President's Awards for Leadership
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 13, 2008) – Interim President George M. Philip announced today the recipients of the 2008 President's Award for Leadership.

UAlbany Hosts "X Factors" Workshop on Climate Change and the Humanities
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 31, 2008) -- A diverse, international group of scholars will be on hand from April 4-6 as the University at Albany hosts the seminar, "X Factors: A Workshop on Climate Change and the Archive."

Experts Advisory: Expert on Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University at Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 31, 2008) -- University at Albany faculty expert covers several autism-related topics, including autism spectrum disorders, impact on families, symptoms, support and care, training and research.

U.N. Capital Development Fund Partners with SUNY Institutions to Expand Education on Microfinance
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 28, 2008) -- The University at Albany and two other SUNY institutions have partnered with the United Nations to expand a microfinance training program exploring how to provide financial services to low-income people.

Holocaust Expert Trachtenberg to Research Landmark Encyclopedia
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2008) – Assistant professor of Judaic studies Barry Trachtenberg has been awarded $6,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities to research Di algemeyne entsiklopedye (The General Encyclopedia).

Symposium Showcases Best High School Science Students Statewide
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2008) -- More than 400 of New York State's highest performing high school students will participate in the 23rd Annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Symposium March 31 and April 1.

UAlbany School of Public Health Student Named Asia21 Fellow
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 25, 2008) --  Kamiar Alaei, a doctoral student at the University at Albany's School of Public Health, was selected as a member of the 2008 Class of Asia21 fellows by the Asia Society.

Bell Named to Prestigious Institute of Medicine Committee on Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 25, 2008) -- Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Erin Bell has been appointed by the Institute of Medicine to serve on the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides.

Top Allium Chemist Achieves 30 Years of NSF Funding at UAlbany
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 20, 2008) -- With a grant of $474,800, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has extended UAlbany Professor Eric Block’s chemistry research funding through 2011, marking 30 years of continuous NSF support.

Migration and Origins of Chimpanzees in Africa Focus of UAlbany Scientist's Research
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 13, 2008) -- University at Albany Biological Sciences Professor Mary Katherine Gonder will study migration patterns and origins of chimpanzee populations in Africa with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Nobel Laureate in Economics Robert Engle Addresses University at Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 6, 2008) -- Nobel Laureate in Economics Robert Engle, an expert on international market volatility and its impact on the U.S. economy, will speak at the University at Albany on March 7, 3:30 -5 p.m.

Distinguished Professor Joachim Frank Delivers Lecture on the Wondrous Ribosome
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 5, 2008) – University at Albany biologist Joachim Frank will deliver the Distinguished Professor lecture, "The Ribosome: Restless, Wondrous, Protein Factory in the Cell."

Hoff Appointed to Institute of Medicine Committee on Vaccine Development and Immunization
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 4, 2008) -- Timothy Hoff, of UAlbany's School of Public Health, has been appointed by the Institute of Medicine to serve on a committee which will make recommendations regarding the U.S. National Vaccine Plan.

New York State Writers Institute Names State Author and State Poet
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 3, 2008) - Governor Eliot Spitzer and First Lady Silda Wall Spitzer presented Mary Gordon with the Edith Wharton Citation of Merit as State Author and Jean Valentine with the Walt Whitman Citation of Merit as State Poet.

Experts Advisory: Women's History Month Experts from the University at Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 3, 2008) -- University at Albany faculty experts cover feminist theory, women and the media, gender and crime, women writers and women in politics, mathematics and science for Women's History Month.

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